Golden State (Orleans)

California, you're a beauty An apparition to me now Palm trees silhouetted against a sunset sky Air so rich and tender, it almost makes me cry California, you seduce me Where the mountains meet the sea And when I think of you I feel that ecstasy Climbing and descending On a road that's never-ending And you are all the things I left behind California, you're my golden state of mind California, I'm in love with you Your magic always the same Your season's always summer Except for driving rain A little bit of sadness And then the sun comes out again And you are all the things I left behind California, you're my golden state of mind California, I'm a dreamer And you're a dream come true Though you seem as real As someone I have kissed I wake to find You're nothing more than mist And you are all the things I left behind California, you're my golden state of mind California, you're my golden state of mind